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This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the history of Western Theater. The course aims at: 1) introducing students to the concepts of “Theater” and “Performing Arts” in their complexity; 2) making students familiar with the most important forms and functions that theater has covered during history; 3) offering cues for a first analytic approach to contemporary theatre.
This course provides students with a basis of knowledge on the history of the theater and performing arts. The aim is to connect knowledge of historical events to an understanding of the various forms, meanings and functions that “Theater” and “Spectacle” have taken in different times and places. A focus is on the relationship that, at times, has been established between text (if present) and performance (the spectacle, which can be broken down into many elements: playwriting, acting, direction, scenography etc.). The ultimate goal is to provide students with the skills to describe, analyze and interpret contemporary theater.
- Ability to set a theatrical event its historical context (in relation to dramaturgy, space and acting) and to express it.
- Ability to distinguish and analize, at a basic level, the different elements that build a theatre performance.
In addition for 9 CFU:
- Ability to describe, analize and interpret at a basic level contemporary theatre.
There is no prerequisite for this course.
In-class lectures with slides and video projections. Attendance at the theatre evenings is optional.
Lessons are envisaged in dual mode (presence in class + remote streaming on Unige MSTeams). The code for access will be available here.
Registration on Aulaweb is compulsary.
For students who take 6 CFU
After a brief introduction to the discipline, the first two modules will be dedicated to studying the most important events of the history of Theater in the West from the 5th century B.C. to the second half of the 20th century.
For students who take 9 CFU
The third module of lessons will be focused on Carlo Quartucci (1938-2019), one of the protagonists of the Italian experimental scene. Themes that will be discussed are: the redifinition of the concepts of actor, director, dramaturgy; the contamination theatre/visual arts; the relationship between experimental theatre and institutions; the decentralization; performance's aesthetic.
ERASMUS STUDENTS - 6 CFU
3. Slides and videos published on Aulaweb.
ERASMUS STUDENTS - 9 CFU
Add to the previous bibliography: Donatella Orecchia, Stravedere la scena. Carlo Quartucci. Il viaggio nei primi venti anni 1959-1979, Mimesis, Milano 2020
Bibliography for students not proficient in Italian language may be arranged individually in other languages (English, or French or German).
Office hours: Office hours are on individual appointment (by mail) on Storia del teatro Team, Channel Ricevimento (Access code: 79gs0z)
LIVIA CAVAGLIERI (President)
EMANUELA CHICHIRICCO' (Substitute)
FEDERICA SCAGLIONE (Substitute)
VALERIA SCREPIS (Substitute)
Attending students may take a written test. Not attending students will take an oral exam.
6 cfu oral exam:
9 cfu oral exam:
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The following workshops are not compulsary, but recommended (for more information, see https://corsi.unige.it/8457/p/studenti-laboratori):